Lee, Henry, 1756-1818

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Dates:
Birth 1756-01-29
Death 1818-03-25

Biographical notes:

General Henry Lee (1756-1818), known as "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, served in the Revolution. He was governor of Virginia and the father of Robert E. Lee.

From the description of Papers, 1768-1816. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122539141

Henry Lee (1756-1818) also known as "Light-Horse Harry" had a colorful military career. However, his involvement in land speculation contributed to his declining financial status which is reflected in these papers. He was imprisoned for debt in 1808-1809.

From the description of Papers, 1794-1813. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602320

In 1794, Henry Lee was appointed major general of the forces sent to quell the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.

From the description of Henry Lee general orders, 1794. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 53930062

Known as "Light-Horse Harry" commanding Lee's Legion during Revolutionary War. Continental Congressman, Governor of Virginia.

From the description of ALS, 1781 January 27 : [near Georgetown, S.C.], to General Nathanael Greene. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13708304

From the description of ALS, 1810 March 22 : Fredericksburgh, to William Goddard, near Providence, Rhode Island. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13708305

Soldier and public official from Virginia. The words "General Governor" written on the letter's back probably indicates Lee was governor of Virginia at the time (ca. 1792-1795).

From the description of Henry Lee letter to Leroy and Bayard, bankers [179-]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367553719

From the description of Letter [179-]. to Leroy and Bayard, bankers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122622021

Governor of Virginia (1791-1794).

From the description of Papers, 1793 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35149932

Born in Prince William Co., Va. Graduated from College of New Jersey. Served in American Revolution and his legion surprised the British at Paulus Hook. Had a brilliant career in the Southern Campaign including the battles of Guilford Court House and Eutaw Springs. Member of Virginia House of Delegates and the Continental Congress. Federalist and friend of George Washington. Governor of Virginia. Spectulated heavily in land and got deeply in debt. Father of Robert E. Lee. Died in South Carolina in 1818.

From the description of Letter, 1794 April 27, Norfolk, [Va.] to [?]. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 19943173

Revolutionary war leader, member of Continental Congress, Virginia governor (1791-1794).

From the description of Papers, 1716-1919 (bulk 1779-1812). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122632546

Revolutionary war officer, Virginia governor (1791-1794).

From the description of Letter : Richmond, to Patrick Henry, 1787 December 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602336

Known as "Light-horse Harry" Lee; American soldier and statesman, U.S. Congressman and governor of Virginia.

From the description of Letter : New York, to unidentified recipient, 1786 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22579790

Soldier and politician.

From the description of Letter, ca. 1801 July 27, Westmoreland Co., Virginia, to Dorothy Henry. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315968283

A Federalist, Woods served in the Virginia House of Delegates and was a member of the Virginia Convention of 1788. He briefly served in the Revolutionary War and later was an officer of the Virginia militia, attaining the rank of colonel before resigning in 1816. Woods was president and a director of the North Western Bank of Virginia. He owned a flour mill, traded whiskey and leased out land. One of the founders of Woodsfield, Ohio, Woods was a land speculator in the military warrant land in the Northwest Territory and bought public land in Ohio and Indiana in addition to having extensive holdings in West Virginia. He was also either a principal or involved in some way with lawsuits to either settle land disputes or to collect money. He promoted the building the Cumberland Road which passed through Wheeling.

From the guide to the Archibald Woods Papers, 1777-1893, 1783-1846., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Revolutionary soldier and statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [no year] Aug. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871300

As a cavalry officer during the Revolution, Lee became famous as "Light-Horse Harry". Later he served as governor of Virginia and represented his state in both the Continental and federal Congresses.

From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Ann Hill Carter Lee, [1800] Nov. 25. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122490230

Soldier and public official from Virginia. The words "General Governor" written on the letter's back probably indicates Lee was governor of Virginia at the time (ca. 1792-1795)

From the guide to the Henry Lee letter to Leroy and Bayard, bankers, 1790-1799, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

American Revolutionary soldier, known as Light-Horse Harry Lee, and governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794.

From the description of Letter, 1792. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389026

Better known as "Light Horse Harry Lee," Virginia statesman, resident of Westmoreland County, Virginia.

From the description of Letter : Richmond to Patrick Henry, Charlotte, 1797 December 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122464926

American soldier and statesman.

From the description of Deed [manuscript], 1810 April 14 to 1811 July 10. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813028

Arthur Lee, American revolutionary and diplomat, was the brother of Francis Lightfoot and Richard Henry Lee. After the outbreak of the American Revolution, he was made a commissioner for the Continental Congress to seek foreign aid.

Charles Lee was a U.S. statesman and lawyer, and brother of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1775. He was a naval officer in Virginia (1777-1789) and a customs collector in Alexandria, Va. (1789-1793), was admitted to the bar (1794) while serving in the Virginia state house (1793-1795), and was appointed attorney general under Presidents Washington and John Adams (1795-1801). He was one of the prosecutors in the treason trial of Aaron Burr.

Henry Lee, better known as "Light-Horse Harry Lee," was a soldier and statesman. He was born at Leesylvania, near Dumfries, Prince William County, Va. He was a cousin of Francis Lightfoot Lee, Richard Henry Lee, and William Lee and was the father of Robert E. Lee. Lee graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1773. As a cavalry commander he first gained wide notice for his capture of the fort at Paulus Hook (now in Jersey City), N.J., on Aug. 19, 1779. He was elected to Congress in 1785, was governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794, and in 1794 he commanded the troops who suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion. Henry Lee was the author of MEMOIRS OF THE WAR IN THE SOUTHERN DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES (1812).

Fitzhugh Lee, nephew of Robert E. Lee and grandson of "Light-Horse Harry Lee," was a Confederate cavalry general in the American Civil War, governor of Virginia, diplomat, and U.S. Army general in the Spanish-American War.

Francis Lightfoot Lee, of Stratford, was a cousin of Henry Lee of Leesylvania, Va. He was a revolutionist and statesman, and a member of the most talented group of brothers in Virginia history which included Richard Henry, Arthur, and William Lee. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Richard Henry Lee, a delegate and a senator from Virginia, was the brother of Francis Lightfoot Lee. He was a member of the Continental Congress (1774-1779), sponsor of the independence resolution, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, author of the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation issued by Congress at York, Pa., October 31, 1777, and a state delegate (1777, 1780, 1785).

Robert E. Lee was General-in-chief of the Confederate armies in the American Civil War. He was the fifth son of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee. Many historians consider Lee to be the greatest general of the Civil War.

From the description of Lee family collection, 1780-1886. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 74213873

Henry Knox (1750-1806) conceived and organized the Society of the Cincinnati. He served as a colonel of artillery in the American Revolution.

Henry "Light-horse Harry" Lee (1756-1818) commanded the irregular cavalry in the South during the American Revolution and later served as Governor of Virginia (1792-95).

George Washington (1732-1799), revolutionary war general and first United States President, was an early member of the Society of the Cincinnati.

From the description of Certificate of membership in the Society of the Cincinnati, 1785 October 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122352109



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Subjects:

  • Embargo
  • Seals (Numismatics)
  • personal--finance
  • Deeds
  • Speculation--History
  • Quarantine
  • Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
  • Slavery-- West Virginia-- History.
  • Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce
  • Arsenals
  • Governors--Correspondence
  • Money--Constitutional period, 1789-1809
  • Money--United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • Marriage--United States.
  • Land grants--History--18th century
  • Economics and Banking
  • Military history
  • Land titles
  • Plantations
  • Virginia--Militia--History--War of 1812.
  • Cholera--United States.
  • Banks and banking--United States--History.
  • Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794.
  • Governors

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  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • West Virginia--Pendleton County (as recorded)
  • Winchester (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Pendleton County (W. Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Rockingham County (as recorded)
  • Winchester (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Winchester (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Winchester (as recorded)
  • Dismal Swamp (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Loudoun County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Cumberland Road. (as recorded)
  • Stratford Hall (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Monroe County (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Nelson County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Nelson County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Belmont County (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Westmoreland County (as recorded)
  • Amherst County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Spotsylvania Co. (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Ohio County (W. Va.) (as recorded)
  • Rockingham County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Amherst County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Norfolk (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Wheeling (W.Va.) (as recorded)
  • Woodsfield (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Alexandria (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
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  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)